MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 17, 2014

Deaths 03.18.14


— LOCAL

BISHOP, Eileen, 87, retired from U.S. Attorney Office, died Thursday. Services noon today, First United Methodist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

BRANDT, Mark Thomas, 60, M&B Auto Shop owner/mechanic, died Saturday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

DILLON, Bruce Charles, 43, janitor, died Thursday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

FEE, Magolee, 89, retired nurse, died Saturday. Services 12:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

GALLAGHER, Ellie, 93, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Greenhill Cemetery, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

STINE, Christina D., 31, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TAYLOR, Vinita E., 57, registered nurse, died Monday. Services pending, Granger-House of Winn.

WOOD, Robert Frank, 82, Bureau of Indian Affairs assistant area director, died Monday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

AREA

CHECOTAH — KERNELL, Lavonta Ione, 88, retired bookkeeper, died Thursday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — MORRIS, Linda, 52, intensive care unit tech monitor, died Friday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — WILLIAMSON, Bobby, 58, H&R Block tax preparer, died Saturday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — FRAZIER, Ron W., 74, electrical contractor, died Jan. 17. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

EUFAULA — KIRKPATRICK, A.R., 88, supervisor of canning plant, died March 13. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Bower Cemetery, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — NIXON, Beauton Carel, 79, bartender, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Moore Cemetery, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — OSBORNE, Melvin, 69, pastor/

sales representative, died Monday. Services pending, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

PORUM — TAYLOR, James “Bobby,” 45, carpenter, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, R.E. Shearwood Memorial Chapel, Stigler, King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

TAHLEQUAH — BROCKSMITH, Sandra, 69, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — COWART, Bobbie, 64, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Hulbert, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — PECK, Eugene C., 71, died Thursday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WITT, Tommy L., 67, died Saturday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — COOPER, Gary K. “Buddy,” 79, retired Continental Industries machinist, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Church of Christ, Wagoner, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.

WEBBERS FALLS — CARTER, Jimmy L., 74, retired Acme Engineering assembly worker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Webbers Falls Event Center, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.



LOCAL TIES

SALLISAW — DUVALL, Betty Jane, 76, cosmetologist, died Saturday. Cremation under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SEAGOVILLE, Texas (formerly of Muskogee) — McCANN, Velma E., 95, church clerk, died Sunday. Services pending, Ragsdale Funeral Center, Muskogee.



SERVICES TODAY

ADAMS, Dorthy Elizabeth, 2 p.m., Pope Chapel, Webbers Falls. (King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler)

BISHOP, Eileen, noon, First United Methodist Church, Muskogee. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home, uskogee)

BRADLEY, JoAnn, 11 a.m., First Free Will Baptist Church, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)

COKER, Loyal D., 10 a.m., Haskell Cemetery. (Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell)

HOLBROOK, Gary, 2 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

McFARLAND, Doris Jean, 3 p.m., Lenna Baptist Church. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula)

SELF, James D. “Jim,” 2 p.m., Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner)

WILLIS, Naomi E., 10 a.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)